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updated 9:12 PM UTC, Dec 15, 2017

Walker Seeks Almost $7 Million To Attract More Workers To State

  • Written by Tyler Bue
  • Published in News

"We need more bodies." That's what Governor Scott Walker told a business group Wednesday, saying he would ask lawmakers to approve seven-million dollars next spring to attract more workers from out of state including millennials and veterans.

Senate G-O-P Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald supports the plan, saying we should welcome "new taxpayers and home buyers that will add fuel to our economic engine" -- but Senate Democratic Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling wants Republicans to look at their own policies which she says has driven away young adults to states that "invest in public transit, promote workplace flexibility, and support student loan debt relief." Walker says his plan would also train Wisconsinites. It comes during a worker shortage, just as the new Foxconn high tech plant is about to be built with up to 13-thousand new jobs.


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